The Rapture? What is it and When will it occur?
The catching away of the remnant of true believers in the end of the world is commonly referred to as the rapture or the Blessed Hope.
Our Lord referred to the catching away or "rapture" as the Harvest at the end of the world. He explains this harvest as a separation of the wheat from the weeds; the sheep from the goats. Our Lord says to let them grow together until the time of Harvest.
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
At the rapture, the true believers are carried away to the Lord and the weeds are bundled to be burned with the rest of the unbelievers.
Later in the passage our Lord explains the parable of the tares and the Harvest:
Our Lord describes this event latter in the Gospel of Matthew as parables of the ten virgins and in the same context the parable of the unprofitable servant. The key verse which proves this is the rapture is Matthew 25:13:
These also correlate to Revelation 14:15 below and 2 Thessalonians 4:16 detailed a little farther down this page.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. As throughout history, God pulls out His true believers before His Wrath is poured out.
As the ten virgins mentioned above, we must keep oil in our lamps and not allow ourselves to overtaken as a thief: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Please note that the Harvest or catching away (rapture) occurs between the trumpets and the vials of the Wrath poured out by God. Not before it!
Mark 13: 13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (He refers to the rapture here) and notice what comes next: The Beast seizes control of the newly rebuilt Temple declaring himself as God.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Millions of souls have been brainwashed with the idea that the lie of 2 Thessalonians 2 will be a manufactured explanation of the "rapture" (the disappearance of multiple millions of people).
These are the vast majority of last days Christians who have been sold the lie of easy prayer-ism, brainwashed every sermon since and are now inoculated to the true Gospel.
Please see our article which explains this inoculation: VAIL over the New Testament
These will acquiesce to the "progressive agenda", specifically the earth ending (global warming/carbon footprint) to give the beast's lieutenants (globalists) full control even before the man of sin is revealed and either use his name and number or take his mark after he reveals himself as "god". Their entire false "religion" is based solely on their escape of all real persecution when God has always been clear (if they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you) :
Matthew 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
Seeds are throw on rocky soil and followed up with continuous reassurance that it was "real" because they said the words they were told to say.
This fact is starting to reveal itself the closer the time gets, my friends. The rapture is clearly shown to occur at the mid point and after the 7th Trumpet Judgment (last trump) as evidenced in I Corinthians 15:52 below. The man of sin or beast is revealed to all the world immediately after the catching away of the remaining believers. It will hardly be noticed by the "false church" much less the world.
2 Thessalonians 2: 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come (rapture), except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (This is referring to the rapture)
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Yes, my dear friends, we will suffer extreme persecution before this rapture (3.5 year mid-point). Unlike any seen before it. As this intensifies and spreads more and more on a daily basis, more and more professing "christians" will deny God's Word and our Lord Jesus Christ and accept the progressives end of the earth (global warming) LIE. They have been brainwashed with a cheap gospel imitation and will not recognize this governmental account number as the mark of the beast. They are convinced they will not be persecuted at all courtesy of this false "pre-tribulation" rapture idea. God has made it clear that His true children will only escape GOD's WRATH. The only way to escape GOD's WRATH is to endure satan's wrath without denying HIM. You have been foolishly deceived by satan and your flesh.
The true believers will flee and hide or be imprisoned short periods in the beginning, then longer, then beaten and tortured and put to death in the first half of this tribulation so prepare yourselves. This is NOT Gods' Wrath my dear friends, this is satan's wrath against everything that is GOD's. After the "christians in name only" are exposed and accept the progressive delusion, many of the remaining true believers will be put to death even before the 7th or last Trumpet announcement which will signify the catching away of His remnant at the 3.5 year point of the tribulation:
I Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Both the seals and the trumpets announce events, only the vials are poured out by God's angels. Stop deceiving yourselves:
Revelation 15: 7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Nowhere in Revelation are the seals or trumphets ever referred to as God's Wrath. The seals explain longer term events (roughly the last full century) which occur leading up to the 3.5 year Great-tribulation period. The Trumpets announce catastrophic events which occur during the first half of the 7 year tribulation period as the earth groans and travails due to the curse of sin, sending STRONG DELUSION over the masses so they will believe whole-heartedly the lies of the progressives and their made-up global warming. ONLY THE VIALS are poured out as God's Wrath.
There will be nearly no true faith left on the earth at that point in history (rapture) as foretold by Christ "as it was in the days of Noah and the days of Sodom". Right after this event, the man of sin (beast) reveals himself as "god". If you are still alive at this time, have somehow avoided the government account number and now refuse to accept the full delusion of the main stream leading to the beast's mandatory mark, I recommend the following:
In your patience (longsuffering and mercy) possess ye your souls. Do not accept the government account or mark of citizenship in this new one-world government. Your fate will be sealed forever in hell if you do.
HOLD and be executed for the witness of Jesus.
Do not fight; do not flee and hide either during this time.
If you kill with sword (GUN) you will be killed with sword (GUN) and be given your portion of torment with the hypocrites. Pay attention gun-toting "christians", this means you. All who take up the sword will PERISH with the sword.
If you flee and survive out off the grid, you will go into the millennium as you are without a glorified body and reward.
If you are lead into captivity voluntarily or otherwise and survive, you will go into the millennium as you are without a glorified body and reward.
You must be killed (martyred) for Christ when confronted to take his name or mark. THIS IS THE PATIENCE AND FAITH OF THE SAINTS. You must NOT RESIST THEIR EVIL against you.
After the man of sin is revealed and the reprobate population of the world rejoice over “peace and safety” from all evil Bible believers, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. Very quickly as God unleashes nature and hell against man, the world’s globalist, billionaire, lieutenants of the beast will realize that this new world economy will never recover from this level of devastation. They also realize at the same time that their FRAUD against humanity; their great social upheaval and victory scored over the whole world is now destroyed. They then publicly curse God as their hearts get even harder against Him. These sad scoffers thought their "fictional god, born of their reprobate minds" was real and on their side, how disappointing for them.
Man's rebellion against God goes hand in hand with his technological ingenuity. This ingenuity is anti-Christ and has only bred pride and greed pushing the world farther from God. The industrial revolution not only inflated man's ego and exponentially continues to. It also popularized liberal humanism and atheism opening the door to reprobate, Anti-Christ ideologies which have now merged into one reprobate war against all that is God's.
True saving faith began to diminish rapidly so here we are and the beast should no doubt reveal himself sooner now than ever.
If you ignore my warnings but somehow survive the whole 7 years without the use of his number or mark, you will see the curse of sin over the world lifted by God. The world will be ruled directly by the Lord with true peace and safety. It will be a pre-industrialized world without any electronic technology whatsoever. Life will be slow and deliberate and without sinful distraction. It other words, how God originally intended it before sin entered into the world.
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